HONOLULU (KHON2) — As firefighting efforts to extinguish the Mililani Mauka fire continues, the Honolulu Fire Department announced that 85% of the blaze is now contained.
About 1,350 acres of land has been involved since flames first broke out on Monday, Oct. 30.
The main portion of the fire remains about four miles away from the Mililani Mauka community where Hotshots from the mainland have been working to set up fire preventatives.
On Sunday, the Mendocino Interagency Hotshot Crew and the Six Rivers Wildland Fire Module completed one mile of fireline so far along the western edge of the fire perimeter. They are also helping out by extinguishing any hot spots they come across.
Multiple other agencies alongside HFD are in play to battle the blaze including, the U.S. Army National Guard and the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. They’re working to extinguish the fire with each of the 5 aircrafts deployed dropping about 2,000 gallons of water.
This comes as the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for leeward areas of the state and central Oahu. Read the full story on the advisory, here.
The State of Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch is continuing to monitor air quality. Click here to view ongoing air quality test results.
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HFD recommends that anyone who may be affected by the smoke should shelter in place or a place with air conditioning. If at any time you’re experiencing difficulty breathing, call 911.